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TARYN SYLVIA PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF NURSING AT GRACE BARKER HEALTH
WARREN, R.I. (April 4, 2023): Grace Barker Health, a skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, assisted living and adult day health provider located in Warren, announces that Taryn Sylvia, R.N. has been promoted from assistant director of nursing to director of nursing. The announcement was made by Benjamin Lescault, administrator of Grace Barker Health.
In her new capacity, Ms. Sylvia leads a team of 75 staff members including nurses, medical technicians, and certified nursing assistants at both The Cove nursing home and The Willows assisted living community. In addition to managing care plans for residents, she is responsible for ensuring policy compliance with the R.I. Department of Health and Centers for Medicaid Services, communicating with family members of residents, and assisting the administrator with daily operations.
In 2010, she joined the staff of Grace Barker Health while a 16-year-old high school student at Joseph Case High School (Swansea, Mass.), making beds at The Cove on the weekends. Over the years, she worked her way up to the Activities Department and then earned her CNA license. In 2017, she studied at Lincoln Technical Institute (Lincoln, R.I.) to become a licensed practical nurse and subsequently became licensed as a registered nurse from the New England Institute of Technology (2019). Currently, she is pursuing her bachelor of science degree in nursing at Salve Regina University (Newport, R.I.).
A member of the Rhode Island Healthcare Association and the New England Alliance for Better Long-Term Care, Ms. Sylvia is a resident of Bristol, R.I.
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Established in 1966 in historic Warren, Rhode Island, Grace Barker Health is a family- and locally-owned healthcare provider of skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, assisted living and adult day services for residents and families throughout the communities of Warren, Bristol, Barrington, Riverside, East Providence, Rumford, Portsmouth and Tiverton as well as nearby Swansea, Seekonk, Somerset and Rehoboth. The business is a member of the East Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island Assisted Living Association. The Cove at Grace Barker offers skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation and The Willows at Grace Barker offers assisted living and adult day health services. Grace Barker Health is located on Barker Avenue in Warren, RI 02885; phone: 401-245-9100; web: www.GraceBarkerHealth.com.